A friend of mine had a great idea for a shoot of my kids a few weeks back. It was a place that I’ve scouted for portrait clients myself, but it had been a long time since I’d been down there. When we arrived, the land was seriously overgrown with weeds and plants about 3 feet high, and to boot…..those little thorny stickers that get stuck in your socks to simulate misery were in abundance. Hurdle #1…..yeah. This obviously wasn’t going to work. Oh, did I mention it had been overcast every day for a while, and this day started the same, only to have the Sun break through in glorious fashion around 9 a.m. Hurdle #2.
So even though I’d lugged all my gear including a sandbag for light stands, we opted for some really random, yet fun shots. But wait, 2 year olds rarely like to sit still long enough to achieve focus. And I like shooting prime lenses, so I have the added bonus of having to zoom myself instead of a lens, while hand-holding a flash. It’s a good exercise in patience though. I still have yet to process these, but I did find this one at first glance and liked it. And yes, that is Finn McMissile in his shirt pocket.